CANADIAN HOME SALES IMPROVE IN JUNE

TORONTO, July 4, 2013 -- Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 9,061 sales through the TorontoMLS system in June 2013 – down by less than one per cent compared to June 2012.  Over the same period, new listings were down by a greater rate than sales, suggesting market conditions became tighter.

"The sales picture in the GTA improved markedly in the second quarter of 2013. While the number of transactions was still down compared to 2012, rates of decline were substantially improved compared to the first quarter," said Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher.

"As a growing number of homebuyers, many of whom put their purchase on hold due to stricter lending guidelines, now reactivate their search, the expectation is for renewed growth in home sales in the second half of 2013," added Ms. Usher.

The average selling price in June was up by 4.7 per cent year-over-year to $531,374.  In line with the 2013 norm, June price growth was driven by the single-detached and semi-detached market segments, particularly in the City of Toronto.  Over the same time period, average condominium apartment selling prices remained in line with 2012 levels.

"The short supply of low-rise home types in many parts of the GTA relative to the number of households looking to buy continued to prompt strong upward pressure on selling prices of singles and semis," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Senior Manager of Market Analysis.  "We have also seen enough buyers in the better-supplied condo apartment market to provide support for selling prices at current levels."

 

Summary of TorontoMLS Sales and Average Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 1 - 30

 

2013

2012

 

Sales

Average Price

New Listings

Sales

Average Price

New Listings

City of Toronto ("416")

3,265

$578,575

5,913

3,435

$553,417

6,697

Rest of GTA ("905")

5,796

$504,784

9,651

5,694

$479,546

9,885

GTA

9,061

$531,374

15,564

9,129

$507,342

16,582

Source: Toronto Real Estate Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TorontoMLS Sales & Average Price  By Home Type

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 1 - 30, 2013

 

Sales

Average Price

 

416

905

Total

416

905

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detached

1,137

3,411

4,548

866,326

598,708

665,613

Yr./Yr. % Change

-6.9%

3.2%

0.5%

8.1%

4.9%

5.2%

Semi-Detached

380

623

1,003

618,194

411,877

490,043

Yr./Yr. % Change

-3.1%

0.8%

-0.7%

9.5%

3.7%

6.0%

Townhouse

379

1,054

1,433

443,126

378,264

395,418

Yr./Yr. % Change

-5.3%

0.9%

-0.8%

-1.6%

6.0%

3.3%

Condo Apartment

1,329

556

1,885

366,532

288,604

343,546

Yr./Yr. % Change

-4.0%

-2.3%

-3.5%

0.3%

0.9%

0.4%

Source: Toronto Real Estate Board

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